December 2002 by Staff• Sterling Mining Company
• Pan American Silver Corp.
• Vista Gold Corp.
• Fronteer Development Group
• US Gold Corp.
• NovaGold Resources
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: The Pains of Prospecting
We started off excited and enthusiastic as we began hiking up the river, daydreaming about finding big gold.
Gold at Ragged Top, Arizona
Ragged Top is a jagged mountain which rises to an elevation of 3,907 feet near the Silver Bell open-pit copper mine, some 34 airline miles northwest of downtown Tucson. It is an outlier of the Silver Bell Mountains...
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: A Long Hike
Making matters worse, we could feel the truck moving very slowly down the mountain along with the trees and mud. It was an uncomfortable sinking feeling, as you might guess.
Small-Scale Processing of Hard Rock Ores
Depending on the ore and if significant sulfides are present, a hard rock miner may be able to get away with simply using a flux to digest the other minerals that may be present.
Ask The Experts
Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
North Korea Seeks Outside Help to Modernize Mining
Eager to earn hard currency, isolated North Korea is trying to modernize its decrepit mining industry with foreign help.
The Bawl Mill • Original Sixteen-to-One Mine Fights On • Solar-Powered Placer Sampling Equipment • Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion) • Picks & Pans: Gold and Bears • Gold in North Dakota • The North Star Mine • Dectecting Alaskan Gold Nuggets • The Ancient History of Gold • Columbians Continue Search for Emeralds • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver